Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > Beersmith and sparge water

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-12-2009, 06:31 PM   #1
MattHollingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Samobor, Croatia
Posts: 1,612
Liked 30 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default Beersmith and sparge water

Is the area for equipment really the only place to put sparge water? I don't anything to put there really. Just see Lautering and Top Up to Boiler, Lauter Tun Deadpsace, and Top up water for kettle.

Is there any place in the software to put sparge water, like if it's treated, what the pH is, what the temp is, the amount of water, etc etc? Looked around the software a lot and simply don't see this. Seems it'd be in the recipe somewhere since the sparge water amount and treatment may vary.

__________________
HOMEBREWING SINCE 1997
MattHollingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-12-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
TwoHeadsBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 3,930
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

It calculates the amount of sparge water based on the metrics of your brew: length of boil, equipment profile,etc. I am not aware of a "water profiles" feature in BeerSmith.

__________________

Fermenting: ESB
Kegged: Extra IPA, Brown Ale, American Wheat, Blackheart Stout
Coming Up: Dunkleweizen, 3C Pale Ale


DIY Fermentation Chamber
More Brew Stuff
TwoHeadsBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-13-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
MattHollingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Samobor, Croatia
Posts: 1,612
Liked 30 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Where do you see it calculating the sparge water volume? I don't see that anywhere.

There's a water profiles area, but it's mineral content and such for cities. Guess I can use that and put notes but it's not ideal.

__________________
HOMEBREWING SINCE 1997
MattHollingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-13-2009, 08:02 AM   #4
MattHollingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Samobor, Croatia
Posts: 1,612
Liked 30 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Found it under mash profiles. Looks less than ideal still, but that's where it is.

__________________
HOMEBREWING SINCE 1997
MattHollingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-13-2009, 08:09 AM   #5
Laughing_Gnome_Invisible
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Norwalk, Ohio
Posts: 12,085
Liked 510 Times on 393 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

The mash profiles section confuses the crap out of me.

__________________

Steven Hawking ~ As we say in science, the England football team couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-13-2009, 08:32 AM   #6
MattHollingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Samobor, Croatia
Posts: 1,612
Liked 30 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Mostly it's okay with me. But to even *See* the sparge amount you have to be viewing the recipe down in that recipe view box below where they're listed or in a separate window. Then it shows you how much sparge water. But it doesn't have any area to enter the pH of the sparge water if you're correcting it to a specific pH or any area to enter what kind of water you're using or anything like that. At least I don't see it. Only lets you put the temp, then it calculates the amount of sparge water based on your mash tun and how much water is already in the mash etc.

I'd rather have a separate little box in there for sparge water. Sure, it'd be nice if it still calculated the volume but you should be able to uncheck that and enter the amount yourself if you want. And to be able to enter any treatments you did to the sparge water.

__________________
HOMEBREWING SINCE 1997
MattHollingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #7
chefchris
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 1,634
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Click on the details button under your mash profile section. You can enter your pH there.

You can also play around with your water under Tools in the left frame then click on Water Profile.

__________________
staygoldBREWING

Primary: RIS, Flanders Red, Berliner Weisse

On Tap: Brown Ale, American Stout, Pumpkin Porter, Pale Ale, Uncle Muscle's IPA, Rowsdower Canadian Dry Stout

Bottled: Berliner Weisse

I think you are confuisng circle k with a reach around. - Denny's Evil Concoctions
chefchris is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-14-2009, 06:47 AM   #8
MattHollingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Samobor, Croatia
Posts: 1,612
Liked 30 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chefchris View Post
Click on the details button under your mash profile section. You can enter your pH there.

You can also play around with your water under Tools in the left frame then click on Water Profile.
That's the mash pH, actually.

I've messed around with the water profile stuff. I guess I'm going to have to list it in that way. Again, though, this is not ideal.

Say I used lactic acid to treat the water. I'm going to have to list that as an ingredient (under misc.) in the main body of the recipe itself even if I only treated the sparge water. There should be an area to list water under sparging. And for the water, there should be an area to list any pH adjustments done using acids. In my opinion.

Great software. I love it, so don't get me wrong. But I think some stuff like this could be clearer and easier.
__________________
HOMEBREWING SINCE 1997

Last edited by MattHollingsworth; 06-14-2009 at 06:50 AM.
MattHollingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fly Sparge with Beersmith shoebag22 Brewing Software 5 02-22-2010 07:38 PM
Beersmith- How do I Set it Up for a Batch Sparge? RonRock Brewing Software 6 10-08-2009 01:46 AM
Sparge Question (Using Beersmith) JayInJersey All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 09-11-2009 07:13 PM
Fly Sparge Amount in BeerSmith ipscman All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 12-04-2008 06:12 AM
Question on BeerSmith and sparge water calc... the_bird All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 12-02-2006 03:58 PM